You have identified the job role you want to do and the dealerships, bodyshops and garages in your area. Now you need to start looking for opportunities.
Is the company recruiting?
Contact the company and find out if they have the job role available that you are interested in and find out the relevant Manager.
Who is the relevant Manager?
Make sure you are contacting the relevant Manager as your enquiry could be misplaced.
For example: If you are looking for a Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship, you need to be contacting the Service Manager. If you are looking for a Parts Apprenticeship, you need to be contacting the Parts Manager. If you are looking for an Accounts Apprenticeship, you need to contact the Accountant, etc.
To find this information, you could look on the company website. You may have to call up the company or send an email asking for contact details that the specific Manager can be reached on.
Prepare a CV
Once you have the Manager’s contact details you will need a current up to date CV to complete the application process. Most employers will value where you have worked, how long you worked there and what position you held, whilst some may be interested in qualifications and career aspirations.
Are you worried about having no work experience to put on your CV? If so, here are some ideas on what you could include:
- Charity work.
- Any work experience.
- Any part time jobs.
- Personal statement.
- Relevant skills to the job role.
- Achievements (Duke of Edinburgh Award).
For more CV tips and advice, visit our ‘CV and Covering Letter’ page.
For tips on handing out your CV, check out ‘How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 3’.